Pledge to Act
Take the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities! The vision of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health, and eliminating health care disparities is essential to achieving that vision. As a partner in the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities (Call to Action) along with the American College of Healthcare Executives, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Catholic Health Association of the United States we are asking all hospitals and those in health care to:
- TAKE THE PLEDGE - Pledge to achieve the three areas of the Call to Action within the next 12 months.
- TAKE ACTION – Implement strategies that are reflected in your strategic plan and supported by your board and leadership. Provide quarterly updates on progress to AHA and your board in order to track progress nationally.
- TELL OTHERS – Achieve the goals and be recognized. Tell your story and share your learnings with others in conference calls and other educational venues including social media to accelerate progress collectively.
Universal and rapid progress in ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care is essential to our efforts to meet the changing needs of our communities. As our nation makes the demographic shift toward a minority-majority balance, the need to identify and address disparities in care increases. So does the need to increase diversity in hospital leadership and governance. But our consensus about the need to address these issues is not currently matched by a level and pace of action that will ensure success.
Please join us and take the pledge today.
Have you taken the pledge? View the #123forEquity Digital Advocacy Toolkit to share your commitment with your community.
Equity of Care 123forEquity Pledge Campaign
Equity of Care: A Toolkit for Eliminating Health Care Disparities
The Equity of Care Toolkit provides a user-friendly “how-to” guide to help accelerate the elimination of health care disparities and ensure hospital leadership reflect the communities they serve. This toolkit is available free of charge at www.hpoe.org/2015eoctoolkit.
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management can help your organization reach your goals in providing equitable, culturally competent care. Visit http://www.diversityconnection.org/ to learn more.
For any questions, please contact EquityofCare@aha.org or (312)-422-2630